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The Queen's College, Glasgow (formerly the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science) records

  • GB 1847 QC
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 2009

This collection covers records from the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science (1907-1975) becoming the Queen's College, Glasgow (1975-1993). The records have been arranged into 19 sections covering the following activity or format:
-Governance
-Institutional administration
-Finance
-Building and campus development
-Student administration
-Course development and teaching
-College services
-Marketing and public relations
-Research and staff development
-Student body
-College enterprise activities
-Fundraising activities
-Royal connections
-Special anniversaries, events and visitors
-Collaboration with external organisations
-College histories
-Published books by the College
-Photographs
-Artefacts

The Queen's College, Glasgow

Recipe books published in the 1940s

This file contains 1 folder:
-Published copy of "An economical budget of the family with menus and recipes", February 1940 (book 1) (1 duplicate)
-Published copy of "Some recipes for war-time dishes", April 1940 (book 2) (1 duplicate)
-Published copy of "More recipes for war-time dishes using home-produced foods", June 1941 (book 3) (1 duplicate)
-Published copy of "Food preservation in war-time", c1940 (book 4) (1 duplicate)
-Published copy of "Food preservation in war-time", second edition, c1941 (book 5)

The booklets were written to help people to cook healthy meals on rations and make the best use of home-produced and alternative foods during World War II. All the booklets were published by the University of London Press Ltd.

Press cuttings book, 1931 to 1943

This file contains 1 volume of press cuttings:
-Careers for women
-Domestic electricity and Electrical Association for Women (EAW)
-Notable people involved in domestic science and nutrition and prominent people of Glasgow
-Diploma day and prizewinners
-Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)
-Unemployed teachers
-College hockey team, athletics, sports day, yachting team
-Study of domestic science and facilities at the College
-Public cookery demonstrations and health lectures at the College and elsewhere
-Food nutrition, dietetics, poverty, public health
-Male students and cooks
-PEN Congress in Glasgow
-Exhibitions of student work and mannequin parades
-Marriages of former staff and students
-Role of housewives and importance of domestic science
-Bridgeton Womens' Institute
-Visit of the Duke and Duchess of Kent to the College
-Opening of the College extension by the Duchess of Hamilton
-Glasgow Empire Exhibition 1938
-College air raid shelter
-Wartime work including soldier cooks; 'Save the Fruit' campaign; bottling demonstrations; vitamin C in rosehips; St Enoch Station canteen;cooking on low budgets

Press cuttings book, 1943 to 1959

This file contains 1 volume of press cuttings:
-Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) and canteen cooks
-Wartime cookery
-St Enoch Station canteen
-College name
-Importance of domestic science and role of housewives
-Marriages of former staff and students
-Notable people involved in domestic science and nutrition and prominent people of Glasgow
-Exhibitions of student work and mannequin parades
-Jane Haining
-Students cooking for workers and those affected by London blitz
-Youth Drama School
-Princess Elizabeth becoming Patroness of the College, visiting on Diploma Day and wedding gift of chair from the College
-Diploma day and prizewinners
-Training nurses
-Prefabricated houses
-Careers for women
-Domestic electricity and Electrical Association for Women (EAW)
-Housewives course
-Cookery course for emigrants to Canada
-College sports day
-"Glasgow Cookery Book"
-Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD)
-Study of domestic science
-Cooking on a budget
-Welfare state
-World's Poultry Congress in Glasgow
-College students from abroad
-Royal visit to Erskine House
-All-dairy restaurant in Glasgow
-Dorothy Melvin's retirement

Penny-a-week fund, the College War Chest

This file contains 1 folder:
-Balance sheets, October 1939 - June 1946
-Expenditure from funds, October 1939 - June 1946

The penny-a-week fund, also known as the 'war chest' was instituted within a month of World War II being declared. It was subscribed to by staff and students to collect funds to help the armed forces.